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VEDANTA DESIKA (1269-1370)
( Vaishnava saint )
South India - Bronze - Height 1 1/4 inc = 3,175 cm - 15/16th century Vijayanagar Period
Votive sculpture of the Vaishnava saint Vedanta Desika (1269-1370), writer and philosopher, and one of the greatest successors of Ramanuja. Cast in Southern India, Vijayanagar period, 15/16th century. Delicate casting (see the detailing of face and his right hand in vitarka mudra), characteristic hat with spiral arrangement on the back, beautiful patina.